Colin Chapman: Inside the Innovator

Colin Chapman: Inside the Innovator
Karl Ludvigsen
NZ$ 153.99
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NZ$ 126.27
h270 x 210mm - 400pg
1 Jun 2021 UK
International import eta 10-19 days
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Colin Chapman was one of the greatest ever creative forces in the automotive world but he left behind a mixed legacy. Was he an unparalleled innovator who advanced the state of the art of sports and racing cars? Or was he an uninhibited exploiter of the uncredited ideas of others? In death as well as life Colin Chapman excites fevered debate about his achievements and methods. Now Karl Ludvigsen gets to grips with the legend, digging deep beneath the skin of Chapman and his cars to explore and expose the motivations that drove this mercurial genius.
"In his book on Chapman, Karl Ludvigsen takes a close look a the business and aerodynamic details - good and bad - that defined the man, and he comes up with and oft-told tale: that of the hero with the feet of clay. In the topical stakes, though, with a Bahar-led Lotus looking to reignite the company torch (some of which was originally done with stolen fire), the book will ultimately provide a compelling contrast between the Hethel of then and the one of now." -
Renowned for his award-winning studies of the great cars, designs and engineers, Karl Ludvigsen brings to bear on this landmark book his 50 years of study of Colin Chapman's designs and achievements. Ludvigsen lives near Bury St Edmunds and his many books for Haynes include The V12 Engine and Red-Hot Rivals.

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